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The GUI method
Authored by: EvanE on Apr 10, '02 11:19:12PM
This works in all Mac OSes that have List View. View the folder in List View. Notice the count in the status bar ("N items, N.n GB available"). Hit Command-A to select all items in the window, then hit Option(alt)-[right arrow]*. All disclosure triangles will open recursively, and once the Finder figures out how many items it's displaying, the total count (including folders) is displayed.

This doesn't give you a count of hidden files, but as far as the Finder's concerned There Are No Hidden Files.

*just [right arrow] would, of course, have only opened the first level of folders, but you've already figured that out.

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